Soccer Player quotes

#43361 Socrates

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. .

Socrates Quotes about soul
#43362 Socrates

Socrates left no writings of his own, thus our awareness of his teachings comes primarily from a few ancient authors who referred to him in their own works. .

Socrates Quotes about writing
#43363 Socrates

The words of Socrates, as quoted or portrayed in 's works, which are the most extensive source available for our present knowledge about his ideas. .

Socrates Quotes about knowledge
#53775 Sergio Aguero

I like tricks; I like to dazzle. Dribbling and leaving your opponent on his backside is what life is for. If I achieve what I want to, then I'll mark a distinct era in football. I'm the Che Guevara of modern soccer. .

Sergio Aguero Quotes about life
#53776 Sergio Aguero

I learned to play football in the streets. Every day of school, everyone came and played football. The street is a good school, and you learn many things there - resiliency, how to play against older players, and how to put up with or dodge kicks. .

Sergio Aguero Quotes about man
#53777 Sergio Aguero

The first time I met Leo Messi, I didn't know who he was, only that I couldn't believe the boots he was wearing. But he is like a brother to me. It was at the start of 2005, when I was with the Argentine under-17 squad and I saw him chatting with Ezequiel Garay and some other players about the boots he'd brought back from the U.S.A. .

Sergio Aguero Quotes about time
#66625 Gareth Bale

As a kid, you obviously dream of being a professional footballer. I would watch players like Ronaldo of Brazil and pretend to be him in the playground. But I don't think about trying to become one of the best in the world or anything like that. I just play football. .

Gareth Bale Quotes about world
#66626 Gareth Bale

When I was younger, I had some close friends who always loved European football, and Real Madrid at that time were the dominant force. I remember family holidays when we used to go to Spain, and we'd bring back replica shirts of Real Madrid and pretend to be the players when we played in the park. .

Gareth Bale Quotes about love
#66627 Gareth Bale

I always believed in my ability, but I think in any sport you need that little bit of luck. .

Gareth Bale Quotes about believe
#66697 Alan Ball

I was conveniently bisexual for a long time, and then I went, 'Come on, who am I kidding?' And I have to say, it was the single biggest step I took toward emotional well-being, to stop feeling like I had to hide who I am. .

Alan Ball Quotes about war
#66698 Alan Ball

Racism is ridiculous no matter where it's coming from. .

Alan Ball Quotes about racism
#66699 Alan Ball

We live in a time where there's an alienation factor. There's a certain disconnection. We don't have any real sense of community anymore. .

Alan Ball Quotes about time
#67341 Gordon Banks

At that level, every goal is like a knife in the ribs. .

Gordon Banks Quotes about goal
#67342 Gordon Banks

That save from Pele's header was the best I ever made. I didn't have any idea how famous it would become - to start with, I didn't even realise I'd made it at all. .

Gordon Banks Quotes about art
#71512 Franz Beckenbauer

At the World Cup and even now at the Confederations Cup, our security provisions will ensure the greatest level of protection possible for all those participating - both inside and outside the stadiums. .

Franz Beckenbauer Quotes about art
#71513 Franz Beckenbauer

Back then, a half-a-century ago, the situation was totally different. Economically, we were practically on our knees, and politically, we were still excluded from the community of nations. Today, in this respect, we have a totally different and much more stable basis. .

Franz Beckenbauer Quotes about respect
#71514 Franz Beckenbauer

The most important thing however is the money. What use would it be to us, to have a a mighty stadium but a useless team, because we couldn't afford anything better? .

Franz Beckenbauer Quotes about money
#71515 Franz Beckenbauer

Since Sven Goran Eriksson took over, England have been fantastic. .

Franz Beckenbauer Quotes about sin
#71516 Franz Beckenbauer

We should not fool ourselves. We are not one of the world's top teams any more. .

Franz Beckenbauer Quotes about world
#71517 Franz Beckenbauer

At any rate, I can only see such a success having positive effects for everyone, particularly as our anticipation of the World cup would only increase further. .

Franz Beckenbauer Quotes about success
#71518 Franz Beckenbauer

Rugby is a different game. There is an interruption every two minutes also in American football. Our soccer is a moving game: play, play, play, move, move - you don't interrupt. .

Franz Beckenbauer Quotes about you
#71519 Franz Beckenbauer

The Olympic stadium may have been built only in the early 1970s but it was clear for a long time it had no future. For many reasons it is not good enough for modern football and today's fans. .

Franz Beckenbauer Quotes about time
#71520 Franz Beckenbauer

The two designs are completely different. The first is totally futuristic, the second is more classical. You can of course get very excited about doing something completely out of the ordinary, just like the Olympic stadium in its time. But each to his or her own taste. .

Franz Beckenbauer Quotes about time
#71521 Franz Beckenbauer

The World Cup tournament overall and, naturally, the new stadiums at its heart, are the ideal platform to portray Germany as a positive and exceptional location, and above all of course, as a highly capable economic location. .

Franz Beckenbauer Quotes about art
#71522 Franz Beckenbauer

We are the last remaining country to allow ourselves two breaks in the season. You just have to look at England, Italy and Spain, they play right through the season. We on the other hand take six weeks off in the winter until the end of January, and that is a luxury. .

Franz Beckenbauer Quotes about pain
#71523 Franz Beckenbauer

At least six Bayern players, who have won almost everything, are in the national squad. .

Franz Beckenbauer Quotes about play
#71524 Franz Beckenbauer

Certainly it is a different world for players nowadays. But it depends on the individual. .

Franz Beckenbauer Quotes about world
#71525 Franz Beckenbauer

For example, Michael Jordan earns $100million a year but continues to play basketball and remains a modest human being. .

Franz Beckenbauer Quotes about man
#71526 Franz Beckenbauer

German football is like English football. The Germans and the English do not play like a Brazilian side. They have to improve, bring up their young players, who have character. .

Franz Beckenbauer Quotes about man
#71527 Franz Beckenbauer

If a Middle Eastern sheikh comes to buy Bayern Munich, he could buy 49 per cent. Fifty-one per cent must stay in Germany with the club. That law came about because of the developments of international football. .

Franz Beckenbauer Quotes about men
#71528 Franz Beckenbauer

It would make me a lot happier if I could meet up again next year with as many friends as possible from all over the world who I've met during my career. That's where the great opportunity lies, for me personally, in our role as World Cup host. .

Franz Beckenbauer Quotes about world
#71529 Franz Beckenbauer

The trouble for today's footballers is they have too many distractions. We used to get our old players coming to watch training with football magazines in their hands. Now, more often than not, they are checking the share prices. .

Franz Beckenbauer Quotes about action
#71530 Franz Beckenbauer

I kept my speeches short as captain. I focused on the key points of the opposition of the day. As coach, I was never afraid to give long speeches to the players throughout our preparations. It was important they had all the information possible. .

Franz Beckenbauer Quotes about focus
#71531 Franz Beckenbauer

In the World Cup, much depends for every team on how it develops during the tournament. There are always rising tensions. They come from within, and they come from the media. .

Franz Beckenbauer Quotes about men
#71619 David Beckham

I don't have time for hobbies. At the end of the day, I treat my job as a hobby. It's something I love doing. .

David Beckham Quotes about love
#71620 David Beckham

I respect all religions, but I'm not a deeply religious person. But I try and live life in the right way, respecting other people. I wasn't brought up in a religious way, but I believe there's something out there that looks after you. .

David Beckham Quotes about life
#71621 David Beckham

I'm a strong person, I'm a strong family man, I'm a strong husband and a strong father. .

David Beckham Quotes about family
#71622 David Beckham

As a footballer, you always want to test yourself against the best. .

David Beckham Quotes about self
#71623 David Beckham

I don't regret the decision to retire. My body was losing its edge. I was taking longer to recover from injuries. You have to get out at some point. .

David Beckham Quotes about sin
#71624 David Beckham

People react to criticism in different ways, and my way is definitely to come out fighting. .

David Beckham Quotes about fight
#71625 David Beckham

No one's ever really given me any style advice. I wear what I want, and it doesn't matter what other people think. .

David Beckham Quotes about people
#71626 David Beckham

Soccer is a magical game. .

David Beckham Quotes about magic
#71627 David Beckham

I'm a very stubborn person. I think it has helped me over my career. I'm sure it has hindered me at times as well, but not too many times. I know that if I set my mind to do something, even if people are saying I can't do it, I will achieve it. .

David Beckham Quotes about time
#71628 David Beckham

I just want people to see me as a hard-working footballer and someone who is passionate about the game. .

David Beckham Quotes about people
#71629 David Beckham

I still look at myself and want to improve. .

David Beckham Quotes about self
#71630 David Beckham

I have got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line, or everything has to be in pairs. .

David Beckham
#71631 David Beckham

Every situation has changed me as a person. .

David Beckham Quotes about change
#71632 David Beckham

I would never complain about the position I'm in or the attention I get. At the end of the day, I'm very lucky to have what I have and do what I do, but I don't see myself as any different from anyone else who works hard and is a dad and a husband. .

David Beckham Quotes about work
#71633 David Beckham

I don't think I'm really in a situation to complain, because I consider myself to be privileged to be doing what I do. .

David Beckham Quotes about self
#71634 David Beckham

My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about 7. .

David Beckham Quotes about sin
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